Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial UPDATE

Fund Raising: We added one new donor in July, 2018 with a donation of $100.  Current total donations are now $35,013, with a net total of $34,138 in our bank account after past IRS filings. 

The total number of donors is now at 196.  All donors (individuals, couples and groups) are listed alphabetically at the end of this update.

While we have surpassed our funding goal, please know if you have yet to donate, you can still become part of the Memorial as any additional funds will be used for donations to Veteran’s Charities and possibly scholarships for worthy HHS students going on to college.  So, if you have not donated and can spare as little as $10 for this worthy cause to recognize your fellow alumni who served our Great Country, we will very much appreciate any amount you can spare.

Remember, all donations are tax deductible.  Just follow the simple instructions below.  Your generosity will be very much appreciated.

Donation checks should be made out to:

Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project

And should be mailed to:

Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project
c/o William Walden
245 West 9th Street
Deer Park , NY 11729

We began accepting donations in October, 2014, upon achieving tax-exempt status from the IRS.  $3,400 was raised in the remaining 3 months of 2014, $6,200 in 2015, $8,300 in 2016 and $16,488 in 2017.  The new total well surpasses our $25,000 goal and expectations!  We owe this result to all our donors who have helped achieve it over the past 3+ years!!

We are now putting all our efforts into constructing the Memorial.  Some concern has been expressed about the weather in November (Veteran’s Day; 11/11/18), so the committee will discuss moving the Memorial introduction to a warmer month, perhaps in conjunction with Memorial Day, 2019.

One new name was added to the Confirmed List of Names in July, bringing our total list to 1,929 names!  No new progress was made this month on the missing data for a number of names, but one name from the Unconfirmed List was conclusively disqualified.  We can still use help from all our readers here!!

As a HixNews reader, please help us by reviewing both lists when you select the “click here” options near the bottom of this update.  To save you time, just look for names from your class year and other years you may be familiar with, as a reference and see if you have a new name or some missing data on existing names to email to us.  Class years, where known, are specifically shown and missing data is marked in red, to make it easy for you to see what’s needed.

The Unconfirmed List was created to specifically insure that we don’t leave anyone behind from earlier class years (the 1940’s and 50’s) who served during the Vietnam War Era and deserve recognition.  Please see if you can help us establish if these folks served during the Vietnam Era (Vietnam Era dates are shown in the “Memorial Qualifications” section below).

Memorial Qualifications:  Overall Qualifications for the Memorial were displayed monthly in this report for a long time and have not changed.  If you are a new reader, or have reviewed the qualifications before and want to remind yourself of them, please check a January, 2015 or earlier issue of HixNews by going to the Hixnews archive section on the website.

Here’s what we need from each person reading this update to do:

Please click on the following link to review the Confirmed List of Names: Click here

Please click on the following link to review the UNCONFIRMED List of Names: Click here

If you know of someone who is not listed, or if you have information we are still missing, please email what you have to Joe Carfora at jcar4a@aol.com.    Please use the information contained in the Confirmed List as a guide for the data needed to complete a name’s listing.

Alphabetical List of Current Donors

A heart felt Thank You to all of our donors!!  As noted earlier, 196 donors have enabled us to achieve a donation total of $35,013!!  Following is the list of donors, through July, 2018:

Ackerman, Dr. Helen R.Andersen, Chris
Anglim, Tim & Barbara
Annucci, Dianne C.
Arroyo, Ann & Frank
Babenzien, Suzon (Cohen)
Backman, Stephan
Bedell, Don & Janice
Beltrani, Frank & Frances
Bemberis, Ivars & Jeannette
Bergholtz, Janet
Berlenbach, Jr., John & Betty
Bernett Family
Best, Theresa & Joseph
Bocchiere, Anthony J., Jr.
Boris, Joan & Joseph
Brigandi, Arleen
Brophy, Donald R.
Brophy, Michael (In Memory)
Budinich, Patricia & Richard
Burke, John & Lois
Calandrillo, Anthony
Callejas, Ruben & Aramilda
Canham, William & Rita
Carey, Daniel, Jr.
Carfora, Joe & Sharon Ann
Carfora, Santo & Jeanne
Casale, Robert
Castagna, Denise & Anthony
Catanzariti, Gregory & Anne
Chiappone, Dolores & Robert
Cheeseman, Robert & Lorraine
Christianson, Donald & Kathryn
Cohen, Dr. Howard
Colasuonno, Steven
Connelly, Linda
Convery, Harold
Corley, Karen
Cowell, Paul
Cuoco, Gail
Cullen, Michael
Davis, Cheryl (Proffe) & William
Degnan, Ryan & Karyn
Degnan, Shawn & Robyn
Degnan, Walter & Karen
Dethlefsen, Barbara (Bieniewicz)
Dolan, James & Maryann
Dunne, Patrick & Barbara
Dyckman, Johanna (LoGerfo) & William
Faraone, Ed
Feinsilver, Rhona Appelman
Fernbach, Stephen & Nancy
Fippinger, Gary & Karen
Fischer, Frederick & Barbara
Fishman, Sheila
Fox, John & Joan
Fulco, Philip & Valerie
Fuchs, Michael
Furgiuele, Peter & Martha
Galke, Douglas & Mary
Gallo, Francis & Frances
Gavin, Thomas
Germain, Joseph & L. Diane
Germain, Michael & Elizabeth
Giaccaglia, Susan
Giannelli, Edward & Angela
Gill, Thomas & Margaret
Gordon, Eve
Gowrie, Karen
Happel, Neal & Helen
Healey, Laura Marie
Hearon, Charles & Cathie
Hearon, Philip
Hemger, Marguerite & Thomas
Henningsen, Charles & Charla
Herfel, Paul Jr. & Alcira
HFD Hook & Ladder Company 1
HHS Class of 1967
Hicksville Class of 1965 Reunion
Hicksville Fire Department
Hicksville High Fundraiser – 4/15/16 (cash donations)
Hicksville High School Alumni Foundation
Hicksville Veterans Association/VFW
Hicksville Veterans Memorial Committee
Hilton, Patricia & William
Hoffer, Richard & Patricia
Huber, Gene & Jo Ann
Imbrie, Carolyn
Ingino, Joe
Jaworski, Brad
Jones, Robert & Marianne
Katz, Carol
Kaye, Nancy & John
Koziuk, Francis & Kathleen (Day)
Krummenacker, Michael
LaFeir, Len & Catherine
Lake, Robert & Robin
Lehmann, Ethel & George L.
Lembke, Arthur & Dorothea
Levitin, Patricia
Levitt, Samuel J. (In Memory of brothers Eugene, WWII & Milton, Korea)
Libert, Elaine M
Lichtenstein, Henry.
Listort, Dennis
Lynn, Sidney
Maas, Brian
Maas, Brian (In Memory of brother Palmer)
Madden, Mark & Barbara
Manelski, Stephen (In Memory of brother Thomas)
Maniec, John
Masciello, Michael
Masone, Robert & Marleen
McCallion, John & Janet
McCormack, Ronald M. (In Memory)
McIsaac, Rev. Robert M. & Margaret
Melody, Michael & Susan
Menghi, Ed & Jo Ann
Milich, Ellen & Joseph
Moos, Sanford & Marta
Morton, Thomas & Francis Neri
Mucchiari, Jean
Muller, Ray & Maryanne
Mullin, Thomas & Wendy
Neely, Judith
Oehler, Robert A.
Olivari, Irene & Lawrence
Olsen, Glen & Maureen
Osborne, Edward A.
Osborne, Richard
O’Shaughnessy, Ellen H.
Ostroski, John & Maureen
Otten, Robert & Leslie
Peluso, Robert J., Jr.
Pietras, Robert & Victoria
Pizzariella, John & Katherine
Pizzo, Lorraine
Platt, Joe
Pohl, Kenneth & Rosemary
Polanski, Christopher & Barbara
Polit, Robert & Mary Ellen
Plonski, Anthony J., Jr.
Plonski, Anthony J., Jr. (In Memory of brother, Robert)
Probst, Carl
Proia, Mildred
Przybyszewski, Ralph & Barbara
Pugarelli, Frederick
Quinn, Kevin & Kathleen
Recine, Vincent & Mary
Reid, Maureen & George
Rigdon, Alice
Rivoire, Edward & Patricia
Rizzo, Joyce E.
Rocek, Ron
Rossi, Denis
Roth, Doris & Julie
Rothschild, Paula
Rowan, Elke & Donald
Rozos, John
Rozos, Michael & Sharon
Rycar, Judith
Sacks, Darlene
Sandler, Marcia & Howard
Schilling, Leona & Cliff
Schlosser, Joseph & Jennifer
Schrimpe, Donna
Schultz, Dale & Dee
Schwamb, Fred & Janet
Schwartz, Fred
Sheil, Linda
Sherburne, William & Marcia
Silbert, Linda & Alvin
Siracusa, Lou
Smith, Stephen & Lenore
Starpoli, Joseph & Janet
Steedman, Thomas & Margaret
Stevens, Paul & Denise
Strafer, Kenneth J.
Thomas, Mark & Karen
Thurer, Robert & Shari
Tranchina, John & Carol
Traub, Richard
Uusitalo, Leonard W.
Van Buren, Carolyn (Fischer)
Vines, Kathryn
Volpe-Browne, Dorothea
Walden, William
Wallace, Terence K.
Warshawsky, Peter W.
Weber, Walter
Weiss, Harvey & Shirley
Williams, Robert
Wink, George W.
Winkel, Fred & Barbara
Winkel, Martin
Woodcheke, Michael & Denise
Woods Realty (Harold Woods)
Zabbia, Luke & Grace
Zeier, Ronald

Thank you!!